Finally waited for you, but fortunately did not give up! The brand new Sony PS5 game console is finally officially on sale worldwide starting today. Of course, due to the current special situation, the specific release time depends on the current situation of the epidemic in the region. At the same time, it is worth noting that, as previously confirmed by Sony , users cannot buy PS5 in the store on the day of the release, but can only purchase it online .
According to information previously disclosed by foreign media, Sony announced that the only way to obtain the PlayStation 5 on the launch day is to purchase it online, but this restriction does not apply to users who pick up in-store at retail stores. As for the reason for the introduction of this measure, Sony officials have previously stated that the move is to prevent players from becoming too enthusiastic and causing social distancing to fail, which is not good for the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic.
In other respects, according to previously exposed news, the new Sony PS5 game console will provide two versions of optical drive and digital version without optical drive, equipped with AMD’s custom 8-core Zen 2 CPU 3.5GHz (support frequency conversion). The graphics card is AMD’s custom GPU with RDNA2 architecture. The frequency is up to 2.23GHz, supports 10.28 trillion floating-point operations per second, supports 120Hz/8K output, 3D sound effects, etc., and can be directly backward compatible with PS4 games. In addition, the company’s CEO Jim Ryan also confirmed that among the thousands of downward compatible PS4 games, “99%” of the games can be played on the PS5, and the expected lifespan of the PS4 is up to 4 years.
It is reported that the new Sony PS5 will be on sale on November 12 or November 19, and the specific time to market varies from region to region. As for the price, the digital version is priced at 399 US dollars, and the CD-ROM version is priced at 499 US dollars. The information on the Bank of China version has not been announced yet, but it shouldn’t be too long, especially for the relatively safe domestic environment.